Date: Monday, 16 January 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to another week.
We’re going early this week due to entries closing and some other house-keeping.

Track Cleaning Working Bee
We are having a working bee tomorrow (Wednesday 18th) at 1pm to clean the blue on the track before the Carnival and Elites. Muster up as many as you can to lend a hand and please each bring a bucket and a towel. Thank you in advance!

New Year Series – get final entries in now and volunteers greatly appreciated please

Entries close for all these events this Wednesday so please enter online now!

First things first is our exciting New Year Series with the oldest road classic in the country, which has even bigger prize money on offer with our wonderful new sponsor Stonewood Homes – the Stonewood Homes Gore to Invercargill Classic will be held on Thursday 19 January and $1000 is up for grabs.

This will be followed by the popular ILT new Year Track Carnival on the evenings of Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January at 6.30pm both nights, before we finish with another great event, the Ascot Park Hotel Criteriums on Sunday 23 January View distances and details

All events offer great competition and great prize money, so get back into the action for the year by registering online

We’d love to see you all here.

A reminder that all gearings are in accordance with Cycling New Zealand gearings, as the schools gearings are now aligned with these as well.

We would love to hear from anyone is available to assist with helping at any of these events please. If you can just marshal at the road race or help all events, it is hugely appreciated. Let me know thank you!

Vantage Windows and Doors Elite and U19 Track National Championships
We have the pleasure of again hosting the crème of New Zealand track cycling here from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 February for the Vantage Windows and Doors Elite and U19 Track National Championships. Southland have a team of 25 kicking off the battle for the national points shield and it could be tough for the 10th record consecutive year as there will be some very strong competition from our northern competitors.

Make sure you get along to the sessions, which will be 10am and 6.30pm daily. Entry will be available via door sales or online at

All details and ticket pricing are currently available online here

Elite & Age Group Rider Entries
Just a reminder and for anyone new to the Track Nationals this year that all rider entries are the responsibility of the competitor. We will pay the centre invoice and then event amounts will be forwarded on to all riders. View the polic

Advertising of Elite Track Champs
We’re looking for some innovative ways to promote the Elite and U19 Track Champs. We’ve got some posters (if you want one to stick up at your workplace let us know) and we’ll be doing some Facebook promotion. One of the key messages is that, thanks to an arrangement with the Stadium, children U16 are free to all sessions. We see this as a great way to showcase our sport to the next generation of riders so it would be great to share that news. Let Mark know in the office if you have any other ideas to encourage people to come along.

Track Schedule
Due to the Stadium closing its doors earlier this month some track schedule amendments are being made this week, this includes an U13 Rockets session 4-5pm tomorrow and no Lunch Roll on Friday sorry. View the schedule here

Age Groups Juniors Meeting
A Junior Division meeting will tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm at the velodrome for U15 and U17 parents who are intending to send their kids to the Age Group Track Nationals in Cambridge, in March. This is to discuss flights, accommodation, selections and other details.

So we look forward to seeing many hands make light work at 1pm on Wednesday so that our facility looks schmicko for the Carnival this weekend. Get your entries finalised and see you all out on the road Thursday and down at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome on Friday and Saturday for some more action!


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